Mary Mc Ewen

about 1753–
Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Mc Ewen was born about 1753, in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married James Cowan on 11 August 1774. They were the parents of at least 5 sons.

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James Cowan
1749–
Mary Mc Ewen
1753–
Marriage: 11 August 1774
Charles
1777–
John
1779–
Daniel Cowan
1780–
Duncan
1780–
Edmiston
1789–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 August 1774
children

(5)

World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 49

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 58

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 62

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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